Senator Markey on Judges

Health Care

 He said:  “Ed believes health care is a right, not a privilege, and that a strong health care system is the foundation for a robust economy.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15* of the judges with the worst records on health care.  

LGBTQ Rights

 He said:  “Senator Markey believes everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and humanity and proudly stands with the LGBTQ community.”  Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on LGBTQ rights.  

Reproductive Health Care

 He said:  “A vocal advocate for a person’s right to choose, Ed has continuously stood up to extremists in Congress who attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on reproductive health care.  

Worker & Consumer Rights

 He said:  “Ed is a longtime champion for increasing corporate accountability and cracking down on Wall Street’s fraud and manipulation.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on worker & consumer rights.  

Environment

 He said:  “A clean energy revolution is happening across the globe.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on the environment.  

Police Misconduct

 He said:  “We have a justice system that makes these sorts of murders at the hands of police a far too frequent occasion. The law makes it almost impossible for these victims of excessive force by a police officers to hold that officer accountable in a court of law, and that must end. If we want to change the culture of police violence against black and brown men and women, then we need to start holding accountable the officers who abuse their positions of trust and responsibility in our communities. That means abolishing the dangerous judicial doctrine known as qualified immunity.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on police misconduct & criminal justice.  

Voting Rights

 He said:  “Over the past decade, the United States has seen an erosion of protections for all voters, but most visibly for young people and people of color. The rolling back of the Voting Rights Act, the lack of investment in voter protection, the purging of voter rolls, and the limiting of early voting are all examples of how voting is becoming more difficult for eligible voters.” Source

He voted for 0 out of 15 of the judges with the worst records on voting rights.  

*The Senator voted against Justin Walker’s confirmation to the Western District of Kentucky. He did not participate in the vote on his nomination to the D.C. Circuit.